Prosser K-9 unit arrests 2 suspects in vehicle theft

By the Tri-City HeraldNovember 30, 2012 

PROSSER -- Prosser police said their K-9 officer tracked and made arrests four hours apart in connection with a reported vehicle theft Wednesday night.

At 7 p.m., police responded to a report of a vehicle theft in the 1000 block of Anna Street, according to a news release by interim police Chief John Markus. Five minutes later, the officer reported hearing someone in the back of the residence.

After several unsuccessful attempts to have the occupant surrender, the K-9 search found Jennifer Evens, 32, of Prosser hiding under a bed and debris, police said.

Evans, wanted for three felony warrants in Benton and Yakima counties, was taken into custody.

Four hours later on Byron Road, police found the reported stolen vehicle with its stereo removed and dash damaged. The police dog then successfully tracked and captured Christian Delacruz, 18, of Prosser near at the Anna Street residence, according to the report.

Delacruz was taken into custody on suspicion of vehicle theft, malicious mischief second degree, possession of a dangerous weapon, possession of stolen property and trespass second degree. Police said they also obtained evidence in the stolen vehicle that could link Delacruz to several Prosser-area vehicle prowls.

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